Originally Posted by Neelie
id try corys. a cave for the betta and 3 small corys would do it.
corys are also very entertaining and fun to watch so would deffo add to the tank. also, they're fast swimmers so no fear of the betta causing them problems and they are totally placid and friendly. no danger to nemo either
yeah its seeming like corys are the best way to go, i was wondering though i know you should school them in atleast 3's but can you mix like the types like a albino and regular or do you need 3 of each type
Originally Posted by CodeRed
Nice looking tank (: As I was reading I saw someone mention plecos, and I just though I'd warn you (in case you didn't know) plecos can grow to be HUGE, and most require a 55 gallon tank. Somehow, pet stores manage to push them off as the ideal cleaning fish, choosing to ignore their size.
I'd say go with cories or ghost shrimp. While ghost shrimp sometimes get eaten, they're relatively cheap (so start out with one or two before buying a boatload of them!). I've also heard that both cories and shrimp are very sensitive to water fluctuations, so the tank must be stable before adding them in. Good luck on your adventure! It will surely be just that, seeing as bettas are always giving you a run for your money :P Everyone has given you great advice about the tank, and a little bit of extra tweaking will make it a home worth getting jealous over.
thanks. yeah i knew some on the plecos about them needing large sized tanks. i kinda think plecos are ugly (no offence to anyone that has them) only ones i like are the zebra ones but dont have that kinda money to spend on them lol.
i did go and get a "cave type" log that i have pics of below wich should help
also do you think it would be over crowding to have both corys and shrimp?
now all i have to take care of is slowing down the current fro mthe filter (tetra 5-15) and getting some new bulbs so the water temp doesnt fluxuate as much
thanks for everyones input so far, and now for pics